Cappella Newcastle has been part of the chamber music scene in Newcastle for over sixty years. Founded as Cappella Novocastriensis, we usually perform three times a year in and around the North East and occasionally further afield. The choir’s repertoire is varied and ambitious, from English Renaissance composers such as Thomas Tallis and Thomas Weelkes to more romantic works, or contemporary pieces by composers such as Gabriel Jackson and Eric Whitacre. Next year we will mark the 400th anniversary of William Byrd’s death, as well as performing pieces by other popular and lesser-known composers including Amy Beach, Charles Villiers Stanford and Clément Jannequin. We often sing unaccompanied or with small groups of instrumentalists, and whenever possible we try to create opportunities for young soloists to perform with us.
Join Cappella: The choir has around 30 members drawn from across the region. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings during term time in central Newcastle and each rehearsal includes an element of vocal training, as well as learning the music, so it’s a great way to improve your singing. We’re always delighted to hear from prospective new singers, so if you’re interested in joining please do get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com to arrange a chat or to try us out.